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Port of Dover Gets Western Dock Regeneration Under Way with £135M Civils Job

Posted on May 23, 2016

By Charlie Schouten, Construction News

The Port of Dover has fired the starting gun on its major Western Docks regeneration, with its first civils package worth £135m.

The winning contractor will build two new berths, a new marina, a navigation channel with bridge and lock gates, as well as associated dredging and reclamation.

The contractor will have to demonstrate experience of delivering marine civil engineering, dredging and reclamation works of a similar size, particularly within a working harbour environment and within the last five years, to be considered for the scheme.

Works are expected to last for two-and-a-half years.

The regeneration will turn the current docks into a new waterfront with shops and restaurants as well as a cargo terminal and a distribution centre

Western Docks is part of a wider regeneration of Dover’s harbour, with the Eastern Dock’s transformation having been completed in 2015.

The Eastern Dock’s traffic management improvement project included civils works to ease congestion on the surrounding road network.

Western Docks is part of a wider regeneration of Dover’s harbour

Dover Council leader Paul Watkins described the dock’s regeneration as “a catalyst for major regeneration [which will] protect long-term port capacity”.

As part of Dover’s regeneration, Legal & General has announced a £53m investment to deliver a major retail and leisure development in the town, alongside developer Bond City.

Preconstruction works on the St James development, which will include 156,915 sq ft of retail and leisure space, have already begun, with completion due in 2017.

Source: Construction News

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